07786416 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 31 patents.

A combination conductor-antenna apparatus is provided comprising a surface that defines a passage for use as a receptor for a second conductor and for use as a waveguide. The surface is at least partially formed of an electrically conductive material, thus allowing the apparatus to serve as a medium by which an electrical signal can be transferred from a second conductor. Disposed within the passage is a pickup element for sensing and/or injecting electromagnetic energy in the passage, thus allowing the apparatus to serve as a medium for wireless communications.

Title
Combination conductor-antenna
Application Number
11/456792
Publication Number
7786416 (B2)
Application Date
July 11, 2006
Publication Date
August 31, 2010
Inventor
Wayne K Schroeder
Mansfield
TX, US
Brian C Baker
Arlington
TX, US
Brett A Williams
Arlington
TX, US
Agent
Williams Morgan & Amerson P C
Assignee
Lockheed Martin Corporation
MD, US
IPC
F42B 5/00
F41G 7/00
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